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Andrea Fabianova, Monika Barathova, Lucia Csaderova, Veronika Simko, Miriam Zatovicova, Martina Labudova, Jaromir Pastorek
Renal cell carcinoma is one of the most frequent cancer diseases with high resistance to radio- and chemotherapy. Mutation of VHL gene is frequent in these tumors leading to simulation of hypoxic conditions. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, belonging to RNA viruses, is a neglected human pathogen and teratogen. We have found that infection of renal cell carcinoma cells by lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus strain MX causes a decrease of carbonic anhydrase IX protein and RNA level. Lower expression of carbonic anhydrase IX on the cell surface provides less target for carbonic anhydrase IX-targeted immunotherapy...
February 27, 2018: Oncotarget
Lina Cai, Wuliang Wang, Xiaomei Li, Tieli Dong, Qing Zhang, Baojv Zhu, Hu Zhao, Shubiao Wu
Numerous studies have indicated that microRNAs (miRs), a group of small non-coding RNAs, are determining regulatory elements involved in the pathogenesis of various types of cancer, including cervical cancer (CC). Although miR-21-5p upregulation has been demonstrated to associate with tumorigenesis by controlling the expression of oncogenic and tumor suppressor genes, only a small number of studies have investigated the expression of miR-21-5p and its functional role in CC. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of miR-21-5p on the proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion of CC cells, and the potential underlying molecular mechanism of these effects...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Xiaofu Wang, Bin Hao, Changbao Xu, Xinghua Zhao, Changwei Liu, Xiaohan Chu, Yuan Lv, Yongli Zhao, Shengwei Zhang, Pengsen Wang, Youzhi Wang
Background: Renal carcinoma is a common urologic tumor, and there is no ideal tumor marker for clinical diagnosis except for imaging diagnosis. This study aims to screen the serum tumor markers closely related with the benign and malignant of renal carcinoma out and chart out the regulatory network that involves renal carcinoma-related genes. Methods: Based on 96 pathologically diagnosed renal cancer patients, factors strongly linked to renal carcinoma character were selected using Fisher discriminant analysis...
December 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Justin Rueckert, Katherine Devitt, Juli-Anne Gardner
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a malignancy commonly encountered by both clinicians and pathologists. Different RCC subtypes are classified based on histologic features, immunohistochemistry profiles, and cytogenetic abnormalities. Accurate diagnosis of subtypes is important as it has prognostic and therapeutic implications. The most common RCC subtype is clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC); the most frequent genetic abnormalities associated with CCRCC are a deletion of the short arm of chromosome 3 involving 3p21 and mutations involving the Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene...
2018: Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists
Devin Ancona, Dan York, Robert J Higgins, Danika Bannasch, Peter J Dickinson
Choroid plexus tumors (CPTs) occur spontaneously in humans and dogs providing an opportunity for comparative cross species analysis of common tumor mechanisms. Large scale chromosomal copy number alterations are the hallmark of human CPTs and identification of driver genes within these regions is problematic. Copy number alterations in 12 spontaneous dog CPTs were defined using an Illumina 170 K single nucleotide polymorphism array and were characterized by highly recurrent whole chromosomal losses in up to 100% of cases with few chromosome wide gains...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Alexandra Colvin, Amanda F Saltzman, Jonathan Walker, Jennifer Bruny, Nicholas G Cost
Pheochromocytoma is a rare chromaffin cell tumor that is may be associated with a genetic predisposition, such as Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. VHL is an autosomal dominant disorder that is characterized by a predisposition to multiple tumors including retinal and central nervous system hemangioblastomas, renal cell carcinoma and pheochromocytomas. The classic presentation of pheochromocytoma is episodic hypertension, headaches, palpitations, and diaphoresis. In the pediatric population, 40% of pheochromocytomas have a hereditary basis...
March 12, 2018: Urology
Marit Johansen, Gabriel Rada, Sarah Rosenbaum, Elizabeth Paulsen, Nkengafac Villyen Motaze, Newton Opiyo, Charles S Wiysonge, Yunpeng Ding, Fidele K Mukinda, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: A strategy for minimising the time and obstacles to accessing systematic reviews of health system evidence is to collect them in a freely available database and make them easy to find through a simple 'Google-style' search interface. PDQ-Evidence was developed in this way. The objective of this study was to compare PDQ-Evidence to six other databases, namely Cochrane Library, EVIPNet VHL, Google Scholar, Health Systems Evidence, PubMed and Trip. METHODS: We recruited healthcare policy-makers, managers and health researchers in low-, middle- and high-income countries...
March 15, 2018: Health Research Policy and Systems
Ying Pang, Garima Gupta, Chunzhang Yang, Herui Wang, Thanh-Truc Huynh, Ziedulla Abdullaev, Svetlana D Pack, Melanie J Percy, Terence R J Lappin, Zhengping Zhuang, Karel Pacak
BACKGROUND: The role of the hypoxia signaling pathway in the pathogenesis of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma (PPGL)-polycythemia syndrome has been elucidated. Novel somatic mutations in hypoxia-inducible factor type 2A (HIF2A) and germline mutations in prolyl hydroxylase type 1 and type 2 (PHD1 and PHD2) have been identified to cause upregulation of the hypoxia signaling pathway and its target genes including erythropoietin (EPO) and its receptor (EPOR). However, in a minority of patients presenting with this syndrome, the genetics and molecular pathogenesis remain unexplained...
March 13, 2018: BMC Cancer
Domenico Murrone, Bruno Romanelli, Nicola Montemurro, Domenico Chirchiglia, Aldo Ierardi
Background: Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by formation of multiple benign and malignant tumors. In this disease supratentorial lesions are rare and no falcine meningioma has been previously reported. Differential diagnosis is very difficult and the histopathological examination is the definitive method for diagnosis. Case Description: A patient with VHL underwent a suboccipital craniotomy for removal of cerebellar hemangioblastoma and after 2 years magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an iperintense solid mass located at posterior part of the falx...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Yongchang Lai, Zhijian Zhao, Tao Zeng, Xiongfa Liang, Dong Chen, Xiaolu Duan, Guohua Zeng, Wenqi Wu
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the most common subtype of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), and is frequently accompanied by the genetic features of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) loss. VHL loss increases the expression of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) and their targets, including epidermal growth factor (EGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). The primary treatment for metastatic RCC (mRCC) is molecular-targeted therapy, especially anti-angiogenic therapy...
2018: Cancer Cell International
Faraz Farhadi, Moozhan Nikpanah, Xiaobai Li, Rolf Symons, Amir Pourmorteza, Maria J Merino, W Marston Linehan, Ashkan A Malayeri
PURPOSE: To determine whether the type of VHL gene pathogenic variant influences the growth rate or CT enhancement values of renal lesions in VHL patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two VHL patients (19 male) were selected from a prospectively maintained imaging database for patients that underwent surgical tumor resection between 2014 and 2016. One hundred and eleven VHL lesions were marked for resection and pathology analysis. Whole lesion volumetric segmentation was performed on nephrographic phase of the two most recent contrast-enhanced CT scans before surgery...
March 10, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Ru Zhao Dong, Feng Xiao Dong, Qi Tianq Liu, Ting Xu Zhi, Jie Zou, Tao Jing Zhong, Tao Li, Lan Xiang Mo, Wei Zhou, Wen Wen Guo, Xia Liu, Yuan Yuan Chen, Yang Meng Li, Xiao Gang Zhong, Min Ya Han, Hao Zhong Wang
PURPOSE: Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-2α is regarded as a preferential target for individualized HCC treatment and sorafenib resistance. Our study aimed to identify the regulatory mechanisms of HIF-2α activity under hypoxic conditions. We sought to determine whether the COX-2/PGE2 axis is involved in the regulatory mechanisms of HIF-2α activity and of sorafenib resistance in hypoxic HCC cells. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The cell viability, migration and invasion abilities were measured to analyze the effects of HIF-2α on hypoxic HCC cells...
March 7, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Maya Barben, Christian Schori, Marijana Samardzija, Christian Grimm
BACKGROUND: Degeneration of cone photoreceptors leads to loss of vision in patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other cone dystrophies. Evidence, such as choroidal ischemia and decreased choroidal blood flow, implicates reduced tissue oxygenation in AMD pathology and suggests a role of the cellular response to hypoxia in disease onset and progression. Such a chronic hypoxic situation may promote several cellular responses including stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs)...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Neurodegeneration
Sang-Min Park, Chulhee Park, Hyoungmin Kim, Ho-Joong Kim, Jin S Yeom, Choon-Ki Lee, Bong-Soon Chang
OBJECTIVE: Redo vertebroplasty is rarely reported. Previous studies on redo vertebroplasty included a small number of patients and lacked radiographic analysis. The purpose of this study was to assess the radiographic outcomes (restoration of vertebral body) and clinical outcomes (pain relief) in patients with recurrent or unrelieved pain after vertebroplasty with a minimum follow-up duration of 12 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 22 patients (23 cases), who underwent redo vertebroplasty between March 2001 and February 2014, were analyzed...
March 6, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Marie Louise Mølgaard Binderup
von Hippel-Lindau disease (vHL) is a hereditary tumor predisposition caused by mutations in the VHL tumor suppressor gene. VHL mutation-carriers are at life-long risk of multi-organ tumor development. The mainstay of vHL management is close surveillance and surgical tumor removal. The disease has been reported to be fully penetrant at 60 years of age, and has a highly variable phenotype, which complicates vHL management and causes distress and uncertainty for affected families. vHL survival has historically been poorer than the survival of the general population, with a median life expectancy for vHL patients of only 49 years...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Lara N Gechijian, Dennis L Buckley, Matthew A Lawlor, Jaime M Reyes, Joshiawa Paulk, Christopher J Ott, Georg E Winter, Michael A Erb, Thomas G Scott, Mousheng Xu, Hyuk-Soo Seo, Sirano Dhe-Paganon, Nicholas P Kwiatkowski, Jennifer A Perry, Jun Qi, Nathanael S Gray, James E Bradner
The addressable pocket of a protein is often not functionally relevant in disease. This is true for the multidomain, bromodomain-containing transcriptional regulator TRIM24. TRIM24 has been posited as a dependency in numerous cancers, yet potent and selective ligands for the TRIM24 bromodomain do not exert effective anti-proliferative responses. We therefore repositioned these probes as targeting features for heterobifunctional protein degraders. Recruitment of the VHL E3 ubiquitin ligase by dTRIM24 elicits potent and selective degradation of TRIM24...
March 5, 2018: Nature Chemical Biology
Annelies Verbiest, Diether Lambrechts, Thomas Van Brussel, Gabrielle Couchy, Agnieszka Wozniak, Arnaud Méjean, Evelyne Lerut, Stéphane Oudard, Virginie Verkarre, Sylvie Job, Aurélien de Reynies, Jean-Pascal Machiels, Jean-Jacques Patard, Jessica Zucman-Rossi, Benoit Beuselinck
BACKGROUND: Clear-cell renal-cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is characterized by loss of a functional Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) protein. We investigated the potential of 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in VHL as biomarkers in metastatic ccRCC (m-ccRCC) patients treated with vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We genotyped 3 VHL SNPs in 199 m-ccRCC patients: rs1642742 T > C, rs1642743 A > G, and rs1678607 C > A...
February 5, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Yutaka Endo, Minoru Kitago, Akira Miyajima, Isao Kurihara, Kaori Kameyama, Masahiro Shinoda, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Taizo Hibi, Chisato Takagi, Yutaka Nakano, Wataru Koizumi, Osamu Itano, Yuko Kitagawa
INTRODUCTION: von Hippel-Lindau disease (vHL disease) is a hereditary disease in which tumors and cysts develop in many organs, in association with central nervous system hemangioblastomas, pheochromocytomas, and pancreatic tumors. We herein report a case of vHL disease (type 2A) associated with bilateral pheochromocytomas, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET), and cerebellar hemangioblastomas treated via pancreatectomy after adrenalectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old woman presented with a cerebellar tumor, bilateral hypernephroma, and pancreatic tumor detected during a medical checkup...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Georges Sinclair, Yehya Al-Saffar, Marina Brigui, Heather Martin, Jessica Bystam, Hamza Benmakhlouf, Alia Shamikh, Ernest Dodoo
Background: Although widely regarded as rare epithelial tumors with a low grade of malignancy, endolymphatic sac tumors (ELST) often lead to disabling petrous bone destruction and significantly impairing symptoms at the time of primary diagnosis and/or recurrence. ELST is not uncommon in von Hippel Lindau (VHL) patients. Although open surgery is regarded as the best treatment option, recurrence remains a challenge, particularly when gross tumor resection (GTR) is deemed unachievable due to topographic conditions...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Masami Miki, Ken Kawabe, Hisato Igarashi, Tatsuro Abe, Yoshihiro Ohishi, Risa Hashimoto, Takashi Karashima, Ichiro Yamasaki, Keiji Inoue, Tetsuhide Ito, Yoshihiro Ogawa
A 45-year old woman who underwent several surgeries for tumors associated with von Hippel Lindau disease (VHL) was referred to our hospital due to a pancreatic tumor and liver tumors. She was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET) with a Ki67 index of 40% based on the examination of a biopsy specimen of the liver tumors. She was treated with everolimus for 6 months and sunitinib for 6 weeks as first- and second-line therapies. She survived for 13 months. At autopsy the diagnosis of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET)-G3 was confirmed...
February 28, 2018: Internal Medicine
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